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CBS
Nov 28, 2013 6:00pm PST
changed her life was when she turned the camera on herself fighting and surviving hodgkin's lymphoma in 1998. >> i began to say, okay, this is the point for that me to do what i have come to do. >> reporter: next we'll she will be honored by encore.org for people who benefit society in the second half of their lives. >> the encore.org purpose prize is certainly giving me the opportunity to turn the spotlight on a critical issue in the latino community. >> reporter: formed by her years ago, it focuses on the biggest problems for most latinos, prevention, screening and affordable healthcare. >> they are going through chemo, they come in and we give them a wig. we also provide prostheses which are very expensive. >> reporter: it also provides practical and emotional support especially for women fighting breast cancer and hospice for those who have lost their personal battles. >> it's not always easy to measure until someone comes in with a towel in her bra for the last year after they have had a mastectomy. and you send them away with a prosthesis. and they walk differently. they feel d
CNN
Nov 29, 2013 11:00am PST
-appointed caregiver. 11-year-old sarah hirshburger has leukemia, lymphoma, in fact. doctors say she needs to finish receiving her chemotherapy, or they say she'll die within the year, almost to a certitude, but her family said the treatment made sarah so sick, they have chosen to use natural remedies instead. last month, her father spoke by phone to our affiliate. >> our belief is the natural stuff will do just as much as what that does. if it's god's will. if we do chemotherapy and she would happen to die, she would be mourning. >> a guardian was sent to overtake her care. when she was supposed to be picked up, the family was nowhere to be found. that's it, they're on the lam. with me now is attorney heather hansen, and cnn's nick valencia. sarah's grandfather is saying sarah is actually doing well, but he's not saying where she is. am i correct? >> that's correct. we tried repeatedly to get in touch with the family. they live among the amish in rural ohio, making it difficult. the grandfather doesn't have a phone, but he spoke to a newspaper, and he said sarah is cancer-free. he said blood and im
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